• Binh Thuan aims to become national sea tourism-sports centre

    Binh Thuan aims to become national sea tourism-sports centre

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    March 06,2017 03:48 PM

    The People’s Committee of the south-central province of Binh Thuan has issued a plan to boost tourism to 2020, aiming to make it a spearhead sector of the province and turning the locality into a national sea tourism and sports centre. It has pursued an ambitious plan to make Mui Ne a national tourism site, Phu Quy Island a national destination, and Phan Thiet city an urban tourism area. The province is blessed with a 200-km coastline and favourable conditions for tourism development and it has effectively tapped its advantages for sea sports and festivals. In 2017 it aims to welcome 5 million visitors.

  • Danang to set up Son Tra national tourism site

    Danang to set up Son Tra national tourism site

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    March 06,2017 03:44 PM

    Authorities in central Danang city have unveiled a master plan for developing Son Tra Peninsula into a national tourism site by 2025 with a vision towards 2030. About 10 km northeast of the city centre, the 1,000-ha tourism site is nestled on Son Tra Peninsula in Tho Quang ward, Son Tra district. The specific focus will be to develop a venue meeting the requirements for a national tourism site, such as the sustainable exploitation of marine and forest resources and the development of eco-tourism associated with sports, luxury marine, cultural and spiritual tourism products. Son Tra Peninsula is regarded as the green lung of the coastal city, with rich flora and popular tourism sites such as Linh Ung - Bai But Pagoda. It is home to around 300 red-shanked douc langurs, which are on the list of endangered species.

  • Traditional cake festival to take place in Can Tho

    Traditional cake festival to take place in Can Tho

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    March 06,2017 03:35 PM

    A southern traditional cake festival will take place in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho from 6 to 9 April. As many as 200 booths will be set up, of which 100 will introduce traditional cakes of the southern region while the remainder will feature specialties from other regions and foreign countries. Highlights of the festival will include cake-making shows and contests, folk games, and southern folk music and dances. More than 160,000 visitors are expected to attend.

  • Helicopter tours to My Son Sanctuary on way

    Helicopter tours to My Son Sanctuary on way

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    March 06,2017 03:46 PM

    Helicopter tours will be available from April providing tourists with an aerial view of the World Cultural Heritage Site of My Son Sanctuary in the central province of Quang Nam. Departing from Danang, the helicopters will fly to and around the area and give tourists a look over the mysterious and unique architecture of the Cham temples. Once the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom, My Son Sanctuary is located on a hilly landscape in Duy Phu commune, Duy Xuyen district, about 70 km southwest of Danang and 40 km from Hoi An. Dating to the 4th century, it comprises eight groups of 71 monuments built throughout the 7th-13th centuries. In 2015 it welcomed more than 250,000 domestic and foreign tourists.

  • Hoi An to crackdown on street vendors

    Hoi An to crackdown on street vendors

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    March 06,2017 03:43 PM

    Authorities in Hoi An are planning to curb the number of street vendors in the ancient town. Street vendors selling snacks and souvenirs are part of the old image of Hoi An ancient town, but their number has disturbed the quiet lifestyle of the town’s original traders. Some illegal vendors have been harassing tourists and charging high prices, creating chaos in the process. The move is expected to build a good image of the town in the eyes of tourists.

  • Quang Binh introduces tourism website

    Quang Binh introduces tourism website

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    March 06,2017 03:34 PM

    An English-language tourism website for international tourists at www.quangbinh-tourism.com has been launched by the Department of Tourism in the central province of Quang Binh. The website aims at raising awareness among international tourists and those interested in travelling to Quang Binh. It will also help international tourists in selecting tours and destinations and provide useful information such as things to do and recommendations on available trips. The website is connected to TripAdvisor, allowing tourists to obtain tourism information in various languages, as part of the strategy to promote Quang Binh over the next two years.

  • Barriers being built on HCMC footpaths to prevent cars and bikes

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    March 06,2017 03:45 PM

    The HCMC Department of Transport has built barriers on footpaths along certain streets in the city centre to prevent motorists from encroaching upon them. A government decision effective last August imposes a fine of VND300,000-VND400,000 ($13-$17) on motorbike drivers who drive on the footpath and a fine of up to VND1.2 million ($53) for motor car drivers, but many still do so during peak hour, threatening the safety of pedestrians and damaging the footpaths. On Pasteur, Ly Tu Trong, and Nguyen Binh Khiem Streets, the barriers have been welcomed by local residents.

  • Tourism site to be built near Nui Coc Lake

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    March 06,2017 03:42 PM

    A tourist site is to be built near Nui Coc Lake in northern Thai Nguyen province that will be connected with sites such as ATK Dinh Hoa in the same province, Tan Trao in Tuyen Quang province and Ba Be Lake in Bac Kan province, creating a chain of ecological, spiritual, and historical tourism sites linked with Hanoi and seeking UNESCO recognition as a world cultural and natural heritage. The international-standard cultural tourism complex is expected to attract more visitors from home and abroad. Covering an area of 2,600 ha and with a depth of 50 metres, Nui Coc Lake is a popular eco-tourism destination, comprising 89 islets, some of which are covered with trees, some with flocks of storks, and others with mountain goats.

  • Local telephone codes change

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    March 06,2017 03:31 PM

    Area telephone codes for 59 of Vietnam’s 63 cities and provinces changed in the middle of February. All area codes will start with a ‘2’ and be either two or three digits long. Callers will be required to dial the new area code when placing domestic calls. The change will be conducted in three phases, with the first phase having started in February in 13 provinces. Subsequent phases will wrap up in August, in 46 provinces. The area codes in four cities and provinces will remain unchanged. Existing phone numbers will remain the same and there will not be any changes to calls between fixed line numbers within the same city or province. However, the changes will affect calls between different cities and provinces and incoming calls from mobile phones and foreign countries to a fixed line number. In such cases, callers will be required to use the new area codes. The change will be done in three steps: announcements in the media, retention of the old phone numbers and the introduction of new numbers for 30 days, and maintaining notifications of the change for at least 30 days afterwards.

    The following cities and provinces are subject to the changes in the first phase, from 7 February to 14 April.

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